We encourage, we give, we inspire, we celebrate, we cherish, and we cultivate once in a lifetime connections.
We just so happen to be photographers....

Our Philosophy

What connects us to you, what draws us into your story and what makes us tear up when you finally get to kiss your husband for the first time, is that moment when two become one.

We photograph for hearts; for those once in a life time connections we have with our couples where we can smile at you from across the room and know this is the greatest, most profound moment of your lives.

We know as you are leaving, you'll hold each others hands and secretly squeeze it like you always do. And we know you'll turn around one last time and wave to all of the people that helped you two get to where you are today. And we'll be proud knowing we've given you all of us- our hearts, our love, our encouragement, our gifts and we'll smile knowing you gave us so much too.


Kind Words from Our Couples

"PICK THEM! BEST DECISION WE MADE. Seriously, it was like having a day of coordinator, and an additional bridesmaid/groomsmen by our side. Betsy and Justin are timely, kind, funny/personal and brilliantly skilled. I was a stressed bride until Betsy arrived, made me laugh and instantly calmed me down. Guests could not help but compliment how wonderful they both were. One of the best parts of my wedding was having them photograph our wedding. They drove to Incline Village at Lake Tahoe to photograph my wedding. You won't be disappointed. Not only did they care about our vision, but they celebrated our story and when they were finished, both my husband and I didn't want them to leave because they had become our friends through this process. Our photographs are gorgeous and I would choose them a million times over." 

 - Courtney & Matt 

"I would use Essence Photography again in a heart beat. I have never met two nicer, more fun loving people, and the way Betsy and Justin interact with each other is truly contagious. One of the things we cared about most was having amazing pictures that would help us relive our special day over and over, and what we got was so beyond anything we could have imagined."

- Maggie & Kort

"I don't even know where to start. I am beyond grateful to have had this couple photograph our wedding. They were a blast! I got the pictures not even a month after our wedding and they were beyond gorgeous. I'm so in love with each and every one of them. If your looking for great photographers this is the way you should go. Betsy and Justin are amazing!!!!"

- Rachel & Kris